The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

What Exactly Do Environmentally Friendly Landscaping Companies Do Differently?

Pea Gravel vs Rubber Mulch vs Wood Chips: Which Is Best For Playground Surfaces

Nationwide Plant Shortage Requires Patience and Flexibility

The 5 Biggest Challenges For Property Managers in 2021 (Survey Results)

Can Cicadas Cause Damage to Plants?

6 Essential Spring Services for Your Washington DC Metro Community Association

5 Keys To Landscape Maintenance Success at Large-Scale HOAs

Add Curb Appeal at Your HOA With These 6 Landscape Enhancements

What Robotic & Autonomous Commercial Landscaping Equipment Means For Commercial Property Managers

The Hidden Cost of Cutting Costs (In Your Commercial Landscaping Contract)

5 Ways We’re Planning For COVID During Snow Season

A Behind The Scenes Look at Year-round Snow & Ice Preparation

How To Mitigate Surprise Costs By Adding These 6 Items To Your Commercial Landscaping Services Contract

The Best Tulip Bulbs for Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia

The Best Daffodil Bulbs For Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia

What Is Naturalizing? How To Naturalize Bulbs on Your Commercial Property

The Pros and Cons of Watering Turf In Summer Heat

How Are Native Bees Beneficial To Commercial Properties and Their Landscapes?

Commercial Landscape Enhancements That Benefit Your Budget & The Environment

A Great Place to Be: How One Employee’s Mother is Using Her Talents To Help Level Green Safely Serve Customers

What Is Soil pH and How Does It Impact Turf Health?

See You On Screen: Yes, You Can Have a 27-person Virtual Meeting

Building a Virtual Culture (At A Company Built Around In-Person Interaction)

The Logistical Challenges of Social Distancing at a Landscaping Company

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Roundup: An Inside Look at the Gear Keeping Everyone Safe

8 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Landscaping Company for Your City, Municipality, or Town

How to Remove & Control Invasive Plants

The Best Spring Flowers For Your Commercial Property

Balancing Environmental Legislation with Client Expectations: A Changing Conversation

Landscaping Around Signage: 6 Tips And Tricks From The Pros

How Your Company/Organization Can Help Protect the Chesapeake

How To Enhance The Common Area Landscaping On Your Property

How to Choose Between Commercial Landscape Companies in Washington DC

How to Choose a Landscaping Company for Your HOA/Condo Association

The 7 Best Commercial Landscapers in Washington DC

How Does Climate Change Impact Landscaping?

Landscaping for Industrial Buildings and Warehouses

6 Commercial Landscape Security Mistakes To Avoid

3 Ways Melting Snow Can Impact the Water Management Plan For Your Commercial Property

Landscape Maintenance for Hotels In Washington DC - Best Practices

Level Green Landscaping Installs Compelling Sculpture at Renowned St. Matthew’s Cathedral

Protecting Your Landscape Investment from Winter Damage in the Extreme Cold

Landscaping for Colleges & Universities: How Landscapes Impact Students and Learning

The Most Common Landscape Pests and Plant Diseases (And What To Do About Them)

The Curious Case of the Snow Fall < 2”

5 Ways To Minimize Damage On Your Commercial Property During The Winter Season

Battery vs Gas-Powered: Which Landscaping Equipment is Best

How to Prevent Deer From Damaging Your Commercial Landscape

How We Use Technology To Predict Winter Weather (And Respond To Your Property Promptly)

Level Green and STIHL: A Progressive Partnership

An Inside Look at How We Dispose of Waste

Landscaping For Historic Properties - 8 Things To Keep in Mind

How Our Uniforms Impact Your Company

Where Do Landscapers Get Their Plants and Plant Material?

The 7 Best Commercial Landscaping Companies in Northern Virginia

Seven Creative Alternatives To That Empty Bed of Mulch On Your Commercial Property

The Threat of Dryness Lingers in DC, Virginia and Maryland (Even With Record Setting Rainfall)

Do The Right Thing: What It Means To Us At Level Green

4 Natural Erosion Control Solutions For Commercial Properties

Meet Spiio: Smart Soil Moisture Technology Saves Time, Money and the Environment

Kissing Bugs: What Are They, Where Are They, & How Do You Prevent Them

How Our Employee Retention Benefits Property Managers

Keep It Clear: The Importance of Stormwater Pond and Retention Basin Maintenance

5 Ways To Tell If Your Commercial Property is Draining Properly

The Proper Way To Handle Plant Material From Shipping to Planting

Can Your Landscaping Company Handle the DC Area’s Rainiest Year Ever?

The Greenest Companies in Washington DC Metro

What is Job Mapping and How Do Our Clients Benefit?

Why We Use Construction Subcontractors — And Why It’s Best For Our Clients

7 Signs of Over-Mulching on Your Commercial Property

Transforming Patuxent River Park — and Gaining Green Center Status

The 7 Best Evergreen Trees & Plants for Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland

Gas vs. Electric-Powered Landscaping Equipment: Level Green Makes An Innovative Choice

Spring Color Displays in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland You Won't Want To Miss

The Best Flowering Trees for Washington DC, Virginia & Maryland

Five Mulching Mistakes (Plus The Right Way To Do It)

8 Landscape Enhancement Trends

Eight Conversations You Need To Have For a Snow Event

Reasons To Check Your Property For Damage BEFORE A Winter Storm Hits

The 5 Types of Landscape Companies Who Will Give You Contract Proposals

Removing Leaves vs. Mulching Leaves: Which is Best for Commercial Properties?

The 8 Keys To Maintaining Plants During the Winter Season

Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) - Why Is It So Important?

Holiday Decorating Tips and Ideas For Your Commercial Property

No Land? No Problem. Spruce Up Your Commercial Property With Rooftop Planters

7 Reasons To Execute Your Snow Contract NOW

The Impact of Salt Shortages on Commercial Snow Management Services

10 Reasons To Become a Level Green Landscaping Client

The 10 Benefits of Tree Growth Regulator Products

Why Fall is the Perfect Time of Year for Stump Grinding Services in Washington DC (And Surrounding Areas)

10 Tips To Creating a Winter-Proof Snow Removal Budget

How We Determine The Best Fall Seasonal Color Options For Your Property

The Benefits of Using Salt Brine to Deice your Property

What Impacts the Lifespan of Shrubs on my Commercial Property?

When is the Best Time to Plant Bulbs for Spring Color?

The Best Landscape Design Ideas For Brick Buildings

Make A Statement On Your Commercial Property With Dwarf Trees

7 Things Property Managers Should Know About The Spotted Lanternfly

Our 7 Local Go-To Spots For Landscape Design Inspiration

The Best Landscape Edging Tips For Commercial Properties

Rock vs. Mulch In Planting Beds – Things to Consider

A Property Manager’s Guide to Landscape Industry Certifications

The Best Native Plants For Northern Virginia

Creating a Safe Environment on Active Landscape Construction Sites

Questions to Ask Before your Landscape Company Applies Chemicals

Turf Alternatives For Parking Lot Islands

Is your Landscaping Company Doing their Job? We'll Keep You Updated

How Mow Height Impacts the Rest of Your Commercial Landscape

15 Best Plants To Attract Pollinators (And Other Beneficial Insects) To Your Commercial Property

What's The Best Artificial Turf For a Dog Run?

How to Install a Green Roof: Tips For Property Managers

The Benefits of Using a Mulch Blowing Service

What Sort of Training Do Our Crew Members Receive? (And Why Property Managers Should Care)

7 Examples of Market Segments We Serve

5 Spring Cleanup Services to Include in Your Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contract

8 Essential Facts Property Managers Need to Know About Dormant Pruning

What Should a Healthy Landscaper/Client Relationship Look Like?

What Services Do We Subcontract (And What Services Do We Provide In-house?)

How Large is Level Green Landscaping? (Compared To Other Landscaping Companies)

The Top Green Initiatives and Sustainable Practices Your Landscaping Company Should Be Using

Planting Trees The Right Way (And 5 Mistakes To Avoid)

Our Approach To Landscape Design

Why Property Managers Need To Know The Difference Between Snow Event Types

How to Use Large Rocks in Landscaping? (3 Solid Examples)

How To Identify And Remove A Dangerous Tree?

Is Landscaping Considered A Capital Improvement?

The Essential Snow And Ice Management Services To Include In Your Contract

Shopping Mall Landscaping Ideas Proven To Attract More Visitors

The 4 Most Common Winter Safety Concerns For Property Managers

How We Use GPS To Benefit Our Clients

Rock Salt vs Brine (Which Is Best For Your Commercial Property?)

What is LEED Certification — And How Can Your Landscape Service Provider Help You Achieve It?

How to Prepare Your Plants for Winter

The Seven Benefits of Fall Planting

How Toro Lawn Mowers Help Us Pass Savings Along to our Clients

4 Reasons Why Your Snow Removal Should Be Done By Your Landscaping Company

The Best Time To Mulch (And The Mulch We Highly Recommend)

How Following Landscape Safety Standards Impacts Our Business

What's the Proper Spacing When Planting Flowers?

Five Common Hardscape Problems We Can Help Repair

Lawn Aeration vs Slit-Seeding

How Your Landscaping Company Reflects Your Brand

How To Create a Safe Landscape

The Best Plants/Landscaping To Use For High Traffic Areas

How We Use Plant Growth Regulators To Save Resources and Improve Plant Health

What Is Portering And How Does It Add Value To Your Property?

Irrigation vs Hand Watering Services: Which Is The Better Option?

Best Tropical Plants For Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

How Mechanical And Cosmetic Vehicle Improvements Impact Our Customers

Your Spring Irrigation System Start-up Checklist

Everything You Need To Know About Your Commercial Turf Fertilization Program

Discover How We Leverage Technology In Landscaping To Better Serve Our Clients

Assessing Winter Damage To Trees, Shrubs And Grasses

Red Flags To Look For In Your Commercial Landscape Contract

Don't Forget To Include These Six Items In Your Commercial Lawn Care Plan

Don't Make These Seven Mistakes When Repositioning Your Commercial Property

Commercial Landscape Design: What We've Learned In 15+ Years

The Ultimate Water Management Guide For Property Managers And Business Owners

Commercial Lawn Care: The War On Weeds Starts NOW!

Landscaping Hospitals: Six Things To Consider For Healing Landscape Design

Eight Sustainable Landscaping Solutions For Your Commercial Property

Six Considerations When Landscaping A Church or Religious Campus

Landscaping Ideas For Office Buildings

The Best Trees For Parking Lots And Paved Areas

A Dozen Of The Best Native Plants For Your Washington DC Commercial Property

Commercial Landscaping And Maintenance Trends For The Washington DC Area

9 Landscape Amenities To Consider For A Corporate Campus in Metro-Washington DC

Is Your Landscape Maintenance Provider Underperforming? Here Are Your Next Steps

Our Favorite Ideas for LARGE Container Plantings (and Other Practical Maintenance Considerations)

Your Pre-Winter Irrigation Checklist (and, Trends and Upgrades to Consider)

Stretch Your Landscaping Budget By Transplanting Perennials in the Fall

The Best Commercial Snow Removal Companies For Your Rockville Or Columbia, MD Property

RFP And Contract Considerations For Snow And Ice Management On Your Commercial Property

Our 26 Favorite Container Plants for Fall Color in Washington DC

Why We Aerate And Compost Lawns Before Overseeding

6 Tips for Choosing a Commercial Snow Removal Company for Your Washington DC Property

7 Smart, Proven Ways To Reposition Your Commercial Property

The Commercial Landscape Maintenance Checklist For Property Managers

5 Extraordinary Landscape Designs in Washington DC

5 Factors Affecting the Rising Cost of Commercial Property Maintenance in Washington DC

4 Beautiful (and Sustainable!) Landscape Maintenance Properties in Washington DC

6 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contract